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GRAN News - STORIES: WOMEN AND MEN WITH MULTI-DRUG RESISTANT TUBERCULOSIS IN SWAZILAND

GRAN News - STORIES: WOMEN AND MEN WITH MULTI-DRUG RESISTANT TUBERCULOSIS IN SWAZILAND

Friday March 24 marks World Tuberculosis Day. A curable disease, tuberculosis (TB) remains a great scourge of human history. It is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. Over 95% of TB deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. The risk of developing tuberculosis (TB) is estimated to be between 26 and 31 times greater in people living with HIV than among those without HIV infection. As we approach World TB Day 2017, we share the grueling journeys of men and women with multi-drug resistant TB in Swaziland, their suffering, the impact on their lives and their families.

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